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Edward Infante

Hon. Edward A. Infante (Ret.)

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Sandra Chan
T: 415-774-2611
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Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94111
Hon. Edward A. Infante (Ret.) has resolved numerous employment disputes. His experience encompasses diverse workplace environments including large and small businesses in the high-tech and financial sectors, major retailers, professional sports teams, educational institutions, school districts, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies.

Representative Matters

  • A case alleging disability discrimination and violation of the ADA against a large corporation
  • Claims for breach of employment contract involving high-level executives and attendant securities issues
  • Claims for wrongful discharge and sexual harassment
  • Class action alleging gender discrimination against a major public educational institution
  • Class actions for wage & hours claims (overtime and meal breaks)
  • Discrimination cases involving race, gender, age, disability (ADA and Family and Medical Leave Act), and religion
  • University faculty employment termination and tenure disputes
  • Included on "National Mediators" list, Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2018
  • Recognized as an “ADR Champion,” National Law Journal, 2016-2017
  • Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer, ADR Category, San Francisco Magazine, 2009-2014
  • Recognized as a "Top Master," Top California Neutrals List, Daily Journal, 2013
  • Recognized as a "Top California Neutral," Daily Journal, 2003-2004, 2006-2012
  • Recognized as the Best Neutral in the Bay Area (2007-2008) and as one of top Best Neutrals in the Bay Area (2009-2012), through an open survey of attorneys, The Recorder
  • Member, Federal Magistrate Judges Association, 1973-present
    • President, 1981, 1982; Vice President, 1979-1980
    • Moderator and panelist in various federal practice seminars including the Federal Practice Institute, 1983-1993
  • Adjunct professor at Santa Clara University Law School
    • Lectured in evidence, judicial administration, and alternative dispute resolution, 1990-2002
  • Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1990-2001
  • United States Trustee, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Region XV Southern District of California, District of Hawaii, Territory of Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, 1988-1990
  • Partner, Schall, Boudreau & Gore, San Diego, CA, 1986-1988
  • U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1972-1986
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1965
  • A.B., Boston College, 1962


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